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Two artists win cash prizes at Art on the Streets reception

Published: June 13, 2014, 2:17 pm, by Jen Mulson

The streets are alive with the new Art on the Streets sculpture garden.

Two artists were recognized Thursday, June 12, at the exhibit’s opening reception at City Auditorium.

Andrew Ramiro Tirado from Colorado Springs won the juror’s award and a $10,000 prize for “Lacuna,” the giant arm made from redwood and paint that hangs in the atrium of Plaza of the Rockies.

Tim Upham from Fort Collins won the People’s Choice award and $1,000 for “Red Springs Garden” in last year’s exhibit. The sculpture looked to me like colorful giant pick-up sticks in front of City Hall.

Eleven pieces were selected from 65 applicants to decorate downtown for the next year in the 16th annual program by Downtown Colorado Springs and Community Ventures, and presented by U.S. Bank.